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Collins said Turner part of "new generation"

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Philadelphia coach Doug Collins didn't pull any punches when asked what he thought of Evan Turner's comments about the Bulls a few days ago.
"It's a different generation," Collins said. "Guys are more inclined to say things. From my standpoint, when I had to play against some of those guys I would never say a word. When I was getting ready to play the New York Knicks in a playoff series I'm not going to talk about watching Walt Frazier play at Southern Illinois and I was gonna kick his ass when I saw him. I just didn't do that."
Collins gave a hint that he may have used the controversy to motivate his young player.
"The one thing about it is if you say something than you've got to play," Collins said.  "Once the ball is tipped you've go to play."

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